Rev Harvey Almeron Sackett

FatherEzra Davis Sackett (1779-1858)
MotherChloe Patchin
Rev Harvey Almeron Sackett, Congregational minister, son of Ezra Davis Sackett and Chloe Patchin, was born in MassachusettsG in 1806.1 He died aged about 73 in Cranford, Union County, New JerseyG, on 25 July 1879.1,2 He married on 25 June 1839, Diantha Eloise Gray, daughter of John Gray and Diantha Burritt.1,2
[Harvey Sackett] was by religious faith a Congregationalist, studied divinity and was graduated from the theological school of Yale College in 1835. For fifteen years after graduation he labored as a preacher and pastor in central and western New York. He then, partly through the influence of his wife, who had been a teacher, became deeply interested in the higher education of women, and applied himself to the work of stimulating public interest on that subject. He earnestly advocated the erection and endowment of a college for women that should afford equal advantages to those so long provided for men, and devoted not a little of his time and energy to securing, by public and private subscriptions, funds for that purpose. He was in fact the pioneer in that class of effort, which in six years resulted in the building of Elmira College, the first institution of its kind. He also took an active interest, with his wife, in establishing the New York Medical College for Women, of which he was a trustee to the end of his life.

—Weygant, The Sacketts of America

Children of Rev Harvey Almeron Sackett and Diantha Eloise Gray

  • Burritt Sackett
  • Eliza D Sackett b. c 1839

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "4251. Harvey A. Sackett, b. in 1806, d. in 1879; m. Diantha E. Gray."
  2. Thurmon King's database, 8292 Rev Harvey Almeron Sackett.
Appears inSacketts in the Church
Sackett line2nd great-grandson of Capt Richard Sackett of New York
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Last Edited13 Aug 2015

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